The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum. It is located in the south bank of Yamuna river in Agra, India. This is the most beautiful place where millions of people came there for visit every year. It is commission in 1642 by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz. It is the centerpiece of 17-hectare. This includes a mosque, a guest house, and a formal garden bounded on three sides by a crenelated wall. It took 10 years to complete it. The Taj Mahal complex is complete in 1653 at a cost estimate at the time to be around 32 million Rupees.
The total area of a garden is about 300m (980 ft). It is known as
The Taj Mahal attracts many tourists from around the world. UNESCO documented more than 8 million visitors visit there every year. A two-tier pricing system is over there, with a significantly lower price of entry for Indian citizens and a more expensive one for foreigners. Most tourists visit in the winter months of October, November, and February. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the Taj Mahal and tourists must either walk from parking lots or catch an electric bus. There are much more facilities for tourists at that palace. The small town to the south of the Taj, known as Taj Ganji or Mumtazabad, is originally constructed to serve the needs of visitors and workmen.
The grounds are open from 06:00 am to 07:00 pm weekdays. Except for Friday when the complex is open for prayers at the mosque between 12:00 pm and 02:00 pm. The Taj Mahal is open for night viewing on the day of the full moon and two days before and after, excluding Fridays and the month of Ramadan. For security reasons limited items—water in transparent bottles, small video cameras, still cameras, mobile phones and small ladies’ purses—are allowed inside the Taj Mahal.